Dear _____,KlezCalifornia was created to strengthen Yiddish culture in
the Bay Area. Since 2003, we have brought you Yiddish sing-alongs, master
classes for musicians, Yiddish conversation salons, klezmer dancing, festivals
in Berkeley, Palo Alto, West Marin and San Francisco, and soon a four-day
Yiddish Culture Festival next Presidents' Day Weekend (February 12-15) in Palo
Alto. Here, in the Bay Area, all of us share and get pleasure from the rich
heritage of Eastern European Jewry.
The Yiddish renaissance in the Bay Area is palpable. People
are engaging with Yiddish culture actively and intensely --
just watching others perform. More people are playing klezmer music and
singing Yiddish songs at public events and in their homes.
Dedicated and talented dancers have revived Yiddish dance, an art form
almost lost, and are teaching it once again. Classes,
workshops, conversation groups, clubs and conferences all contribute to
To help us get off the ground, several local Jewish
foundations gave us grants. Now, it is up to us as a community to finance our
We are happy to consider you part of our community. Will
you join us in supporting KlezCalifornia to help us continue to provide and
expand our events?
Please join with our many friends in contributing as much
as you can, such as what you might spend for a nice evening on the town,
whether $18, $36, $54, $108, $216 or another amount. You will have the good
feeling of supporting Yiddish culture here, in your own community. The benefit
will return to you, your family and friends.
Please click HERE to donate with your credit card or send a check to KlezCalifornia at 1728 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94703.
Mit vareme grusn
(with warm greetings),
Executive Drector President
P.S. Donations to KlezCalifornia are tax-deductible.